Center For Research Libraries (CRL) and East View Release Two New In-Copyright Open Access Collections Featuring Newspapers From Puerto Rico and Liberia
From the Center For Research Libraries:
The Center for Research Libraries and East View Information Services are pleased to announce two new archives to be released through CRL’s alliance with the East View Global Press Archive. The complete archives of El Mundo (San Juan, Puerto Rico, est. 1919) and Daily Observer (Monrovia, Liberia, est. 1981) will be presented online in Open Access through cooperation with the publications’ rightsholders.
Both archives are currently in production and will be made available this summer. As Open Access resources, they will bring scholarly benefit to anyone on the internet, free of charge. These are the latest publications to join the Global Press Archive, which encompasses thousands of historical newspapers from across the world. Other additions in recent months include El Caribe (Dominican Republic), a collection of Post Perestroika newspapers from Russia, a Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers collection, and a collection of East African newspapers. A growing number of resources in the Global Press Archive have been made available in Open Access through the support of CRL through the Alliance program.
“The ability to make more unique, copyrighted titles available as Open Access resources speaks to the mission and important contributions of the Center for Research Libraries,” said Robert Lee, East View’s Director of Digital Publishing. “The alliance between East View’s Global Press Archive and CRL is pioneering models to make diverse and at-risk cultural heritage materials widely available and support new digital humanities research without paywalls.”
The GPA/CRL Alliance has previously released a number of other Open Access newspaper collections, including:
- Imperial Russian Newspapers(link is external)
- Independent and Revolutionary Mexican Newspapers(link is external)
- Late Qing and Republican-Era Chinese Newspapers(link is external)
- Middle Eastern and North African Newspapers(link is external)
- Southeast Asian Newspapers(link is external)
- South Asian Newspapers
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